Strategic Fit Analysis: Using technology to reduce pre-harvest losses in sugar beets

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dc.contributor.author Drye, Shelby
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-26T14:15:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-26T14:15:01Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/39833
dc.description.abstract The Imperial Valley sugar beet industry suffers a revenue loss of 1.1 million dollars on average each year. This loss is due to the amount of sugar beet acres replanted as well as abandoned. Current methods of crop management are proving the need for more advanced technology that will allow producers and processors of sugar beets to recover lost revenue. This thesis was undertaken to study the use of ArcGIS, a new technology created for on-farm management, as a tool to reduce crop loss in sugar beet fields. The research not only found a revenue loss of 1.1 million dollars on average annually, but also the cause for the amount of sugar beet acres re-planted and abandoned, due, in part, to poor on-farm management of diseases. After interviewing growers, evaluating current farm technologies, and analyzing five-year production statistics, it is the recommendation of this study that ArcGIS would be best used to improve on-farm management decisions. en_US
dc.subject Strategic Fit en_US
dc.subject Sugar Beets en_US
dc.subject ArcGIS en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Imperial Valley en_US
dc.title Strategic Fit Analysis: Using technology to reduce pre-harvest losses in sugar beets en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Agribusiness en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Keith D. Harris en_US
dc.date.published 2019 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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